This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition, and is even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting.
Chapter 15: Change Described
The Nature of Change
How often we are aware that something is crying out to be changed, yet somehow the sheer inertia of ‘the system’ proves too great to overcome. Since managers are there to get things to happen, how is it that they so often fail to achieve significant, timely or orderly change?
Industry, like education, has faced this problem for many years, and not only is it now more clearly understood but it is also one that has become the focus of a good deal of management training, with considerable success. In the past, most training has been aimed at helping managers to manage the status quo more efficiently but, as the environment becomes more turbulent, so it becomes more important to ...